Egypt ACID Number

If you’re looking to ship goods to Egypt, you’ll need to obtain an ACID (Advance Cargo Information Declaration) number. This is also known as an Electronic Cargo Tracking Note (ECTN). To get an ACID number, you’ll need to provide certain documents. Simply send these documents in PDF format to SCK Representation, and we’ll take care of the rest. The process usually takes a few days, provided all the documents are correct and match. Remember that the ACID number is only valid for a single bill of lading and its associated documents, so you’ll need to obtain a new ACID number for each shipment. Let us handle the ACID application process and make shipping to Egypt smooth and easy.

Egypt is a country located in North Africa, bordered by Libya to the west, Sudan to the south, and Israel and the Gaza Strip to the east. The capital and largest city is Cairo. The official language is Arabic, and the population is around 100 million. Egypt has a rich cultural heritage, including ancient history and monuments such as the Pyramids and Sphinx, as well as a diverse modern culture.

The Advanced Cargo Information Declaration is referred to as ACID Number. It is a requirement for all shipments to Egypt as a loading document also known as BSC, BESC, or CTN certificate. There may be serious repercussions and sizable penalty fees if the Advanced Cargo Information Declaration paperwork is not presented. To maintain order and safety in the nation’s port, the Egyptian government mandates the ACID Advance Cargo Information Declaration. 

Which documents are needed for the Egypt ACID certificate?

For the Egypt ACID certificate below documents are required: 

  • Bill of Lading
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Commercial Invoice in excel format.
  • Packing List
  • Certificate of Origin

After you send all the required documents to [email protected] in pdf format, we will proceed. No need to send the original documents. We can change the documents at any time during your application.

The Egyptian authority doesn’t give the draft or certificate directly; the application ends with uploading the documents.

How long it takes for the approval of an ACID certificate?

Approving an ACID certificate takes a few days if your documents are correct. But all documents need to be right and matched. Also, The Egypt authority only works on weekdays.

How goes the approval process for an ACID certificate?

The ACID process has different stages.

During the process need to use the Egyptian authority’s interface. We do every step of your application for you. First, we create an account with your firm information and then complete the process through your account.

After your account’s approval by the Egyptian government, we will give you the I.D. in the Egyptian interface, and you need to share that I.D. with your consignee.

Your consignee needs to note the I.D. number on the documents he provided from Egypt. During this step, documents have to be completed and matched.

After receiving the ACID number, documents will be uploaded to the interface and await approval. After the approval, your application is closed by uploading the documents to the interface.

Will my application be approved if there is unmatched information between the documents?

There should be no unmatched information between the documents. The interface doesn’t approve the documents if there is any unmatched information.

Can I use the ACID number many times? For example, do I need to get the ACID number for the next cargo?

You need to get the ACID number again for your shipment. Every ACID number is linked to one bill of lading and its documents.

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